10 best home improvement apps

YouTube video tutorials and home improvement guides are a great resource for learning how to repair and redecorate your home, but don’t overlook the usefulness of your smartphone or your tablet. These top 10 home improvement apps transform these devices into DIY tools.

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Iwakuma stymies 51s in rehabilitation start for Rainiers

Hisashi Iwakuma held the 51s to one run on five hits in 5 2/3 innings to help the Tacoma Rainiers to an 8-4 PCL victory Tuesday. Iwakuma was making his second rehab start with the Rainiers after the Seattle Mariners placed him on the disabled list with a muscle strain.



Review-Journal owner GateHouse Media taps CFO for Western newspapers

Review-Journal owner GateHouse Media announced Tuesday it has chosen John Perdigao as chief financial officer for its Western newspapers. Perdigao, formerly CFO at the Houston Chronicle and director of finance at the Los Angeles Times, has served as division controller at GateHouse since May.

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EDITORIAL: Sealing of doctor’s case failed the public interest

For those who don’t fully appreciate the importance of open government in protecting the public and holding institutions accountable — or why this newspaper advocates for transparency so frequently — we present disgusting, disturbing allegations against Dr. Binh “Ben” Minh Chung.


Readers offer many tips for finding instant coffee

Even in our Starbucks-and-Keurig-centric world some people still use instant coffee for drinking, cooking, basting meats and baking. Readers find sources from Wal-Mart and Costco to Smith’s, Vons, Trader Joe’s and, yes, Starbucks.